Can we live without ideals? That is the issue that the characters in Ibsen’s play have to deal with. Hedda Gabler is fully aware of other people’s lies and hypocrisy. Still, she has no means of distancing herself from them; therefore, she adopts an aristocratic arrogance, considers herself superior to everyone and is incapable of entering into genuine relationships. Hungarian director Kristza Székely, an associate artist of the TST, stages one of the most remarkable late 19th-century plays about a world in a state of crisis. A world where money is considered the only means of redemption, where everyone fears losing their social status, and where love and personal relationships are disastrous.

by Henrik Ibsen
with Adél Jordán, Barna Bányai Kelemen, Béla Mészáros,
Júlia Mentes, Péter Takátsy, Eszter Kiss
direction Kriszta Székely
scene Juli Balázs
costumes Dóa Pattantyus
dramaturg Ármin Szabó-Székely
music Flóra Lili matisz
light Gergő Pető
Katona József Színház
Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale